It is known that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation has negatively impacted cruise and shipping industry. Although, several ports informed that continue their cargo operations.
port of Oakland
After days of remaining off Californian coast, the cruise ship Grand Princess berthed at the Port of Oakland to disembark its passengers. A total of 21 people onboard the ship have been found positive to COVID-19.
Following the ongoing COVID-19 situation, 21 people onboard “Grand Princess” cruise ship have been infected by the virus. Several days ago, the cruise vessel’s passengers were inside their cabins, waiting for the tests results.
Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 7.3% last month over January 2019 totals. Exports also grew, lifting hopes for recovery from a US-China trade war. However, the Port is concerned about the potential implications due to the coronavirus.
Port of Oakland reported that its 2019 container volumes declined from 2018, but on the contrary its loaded import and export containers were at a record high. Specifically, the port’s container volumes decreased by 1.8%, in comparison to 2018, while attributing to a 13% decline in empty container handling.
US West Coast’s six largest ports sent a letter to US President Donald Trump alerting about the impacts of the trade war between the US and China, adding that the escalating tension will affect ports’ economies, workers, residents and international partnerships.
The US Port of Oakland announced it saw a 20% increase in its refrigerated export volume in the past year, handling 119,756 TEUs of refrigerated exports from August 2018 through July 2019, which was up from 99,740 in the same period a year ago.
The Californian Port of Oakland is to acquire another two electric big rigs by October 2019, as GSC Logistics wishes to discover if zero-emission tractors can haul cargo containers over highways. The company said it is acquiring two 13-ton electric trucks with assistance from state grants.
Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit regarding one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history. Namely, they voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a building construction permit – at a long-awaited Seaport Logistics Complex.
The containerized export volume in the port of Oakland rose by 4.2% in June 2019, in comparison to June 2018. The port reported that it managed the equivalent of 74,901 20-foot loaded export containers last month, compared to 71,894 in June 2018.
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